Flowers for Charly

23 March, Wednesday, 19:30

Above all things, there is a unique and astonishing story

The performance was made after the novel by Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon.” The novelette “Flowers for Algernon” was originally published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction winning a Hugo Award for the Best Short Fiction in 1960 (The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The selection process is defined in the World Science Fiction Society Constitution as instant-runoff voting with five nominees.). The author had not only managed to demonstrate the new techniques of narration and plot advancing, but did this in a very natural way: above all things, there is a unique and astonishing story. Keyes later (1966) expanded it into a full-length novel under the same title, which won the Nebula Award for Best Novel awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 1968, Director Ralph Nelson produced a quite successful movie “Charly” (poster title “Cha?ly”) after Daniel Keyes’ novel. The movie star Cliff Robertson (Charly Gordon) Won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in this movie. In 1980, a Broadway stage musical entitled “Charlie and Algernon” was produced from the novel’s plot.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tickets costs: 700 rub.

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